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Mrs. Jamie Dotson - Health and PE

Jamie Dotson grew up in Summers County, WV and graduated from Summers County High School in 2002.  Always interested in athletics, she was a part of the Summers County Lady Bobcats Basketball program and a member of the 2000 WV AA State Championship team.  Mrs. Dotson finished her college education at West Virginia Wesleyan College with a BA degree in Health and Physical Education.  In 2006, she began working at GHS as a Health/ PE teacher as well as the varsity girls’ basketball coach. She remained the head coach for four years and continues to be a part of the program as the assistant coach. Mrs. Dotson continues to teach Health and Physical Education to 8th and 9th grade, Driver’s Education/ PE to 10th grade, and Women’s Fitness to 11th and 12th grade girls.

In addition to being a GCPS employee, Mrs. Dotson instructs spin class at the Galax Recreation Department. Her time is spent mostly being a mother to her son, Kolton, who attends Galax Middle School, and be physically active as much as possible.

Mr. Kim Gillespie - Health and PE

Mr. Howard Mayo Health and PE

Coach Mayo is originally from Chesterfield i, Virginia and graduated from Lloyd C. Bird High School in 1983. He continued his education at Bluefield College where he received his Bachelors degree in Physical Education and Social Studies in 1988.He play basketball for 4 years .  He has taught and coach at Carroll Co High School, Amelia Co High School, Starmount High School (NC) and Mt Airy, NC . Coach Mayo is married to Deborah Easter Mayo and has three children Alex, Abby, and Adam  and they reside in Fancy Gap, VA

 Coach Mayo is currently the Strength and Conditioning Coach and the Girls Basketball Coach at Galax High School. Coach Mayo is looking forward to working with students from both the high school and middle school